UK Comedy

Tinder Bueno?

Matt Lacey | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

There's a new app that's been making waves in the world of dating for some time now. "Oh great" you think "another thing to distract me while I'm taking a dump". But no, this app will bring about the downfall of the Human Race.

News Punch: Orwellian Dystopia Homesick Blues

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

Quite a week for Orwellian Dystopia fans. News Punch is SCARED! Jedward and the stars of TOWIE should be terrified as... Theresa May to criminalise, ...

Ladies And Gents, We Give You: The Twinsie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

When we nonchalantly tweeted out the arrival of The Twinsie, we thought we might get a shrug of the shoulders, or perhaps a furrowed brow. What we ...

Interview: Stephen Merchant on What Makes Great Comedy Timeless

Adam Forrest | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Adam Forrest

At this point in his career, Stephen Merchant knows a thing or two about successful comedy. The writer, director and actor, best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais on The Office and Extras, has won awards and plaudits on both sides of the Atlantic.

Why Comedians Write the Best Memoirs

Steve Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Steve Bennett

It might sometimes seem as if anyone with a public profile has a book out, but the best of them, will surely come from comedians. Why? Because those in this most egotistical of professions are used to talking about themselves, for one. And with a degree of honesty that is increasingly uncommon in risk-averse public life.

Some Ideas Are Born Bad

Nick Abbot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

This Wednesday it is International Learn To Love The Swastika Day. I am not making that up. Tattoo parlours across the globe are offering a free swastika tattoo on the body part of your choice, to embrace the symbol and bring it back to our bosoms, or biceps, or wherever you decide to have one put.

News Punch: Honey, Crack and Super Mario

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

News Punch has changed and now covers the week in lunacy. And where more appropriate a place to start than with Facebook?

Comedians in Politics: An Open Letter

Bobby Friedman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Bobby Friedman

Dear Rupert I've been a big fan over the years. I've enjoyed your witty asides, acerbic observations, and the time you got us all thrown out of a club for 'inappropriate dancing'. In fact, despite your ubiquity, you are consistently more funny than average (if your sample includes Sarah Teather, as she brings down the mean).

Ricky Gervais and 'Derek': A Defence

Ed Cripps | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

Derek is genuinely life-affirming. How many sitcoms capture the quiet, gradual, dignified, terrifying, wistful, relief-flecked prospect of death? Of recent comedies, only Jo Brand's masterful Getting On comes close.

The First Great Web-Series?

Harry Deansway | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Harry Deansway

I'm certainly not one of the best writers but I have written (and directed) a new web-series that launched today. Why should you watch it? One it's been made with a lot of love and commitment, everyone has given their time for free as they believe in the project so it would be great to repay that with some views.

Why 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' Can C*ck Off

Marc Ollington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Marc Ollington

Never Mind the Buzzcocks has been going for years. One of the features that has stayed the same is its 'Identity Parade'. Here they invite a supposedly failed, washed up pop star from yesteryear to humiliate themselves in a bid to be recognised by the panel. Nobody comes out of it with any dignity. Then they invited my client (and good mate) Jim Bob on to the show...

Mark Thomas' Latest Comedy Product

Roger Crow | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

I spoke to Mark (who sounds uncannily like film director Alan Parker) about his act, influences and what happens when he's completed his 100 acts.

GIFs of The Week

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza and Matthew Tucker | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

The best GIFS of the week from the last seven days includes, the John Lewis Christmas advert which will tug away at your heart strings, the 'magician'...

Eight Sneezes Equals One Big What?

Xavier Toby | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

So I've been getting a bit of hay fever with the change of seasons, and I hate it. Pretty sure the doctors have the name wrong as well. Like when was the last time you saw a bit of hay? With a fever?

VOTE: What Was Your Content Favourite In 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

What was your favourite piece of content during 2013? At HuffPost, we love great content, whether it’s a must-watch viral video, a brilliantly wr...

Eleven Dumb Conspiracy Theories

Nikki McWatters | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Nikki McWatters

According to Christine Fitzgerald, a former confidante of Princess Diana, the late Queen of Hearts told her quite seriously that the royal family are actually shape-shifting, reptilian aliens from a galaxy far, far away. Now that is gold. I always knew there was something funny about them.

WATCH: Sinead O'Connor, Miley Cyrus Feud Mocked

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Sinead O'Connor gets the 'South Park' treatment as her feud with Miley Cyrus is mocked in a new episode of the controversial cartoon. The Irish sin...

Nice Guys Always Finish Last

Bytestories | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

Nice Guys Always Finish Last By Rahul Kohli, Comedian (@Raztafari666) It's muck up day-eve, the night before the last ever day of school and sixth...

WATCH: Rabbit Wins Netherlands Horse Race (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Sport

It's a rabbit winning a horse race in the Netherlands. And no, we don't know what the commentator is saying. (Video via Eurosport)...

Seriously Cringey Engagement Photos Put Us Off Marriage For Life

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Once upon a time when declaring your love for someone, it sufficed to say three little words or simply - to quote Beyonce - "put a ring on it". But, s...

Bad TV

Mat Ricardo | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mat Ricardo

Last week I received a message inviting me to be a contestant on ITV1's premium douchefest Take Me Out. I've been invited to appear on a few TV shows. I'm not saying this to boast, because god knows what kind of person would think that being seen as an easy mark by a 12-year-old researcher for a jaw-clenching turn on something like Wife Swap...

Almost Everything You Need To Know About Bonfire Night

Sal Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sal Thomas

Forgotten the historical reason why many of us accidentally set fire to our sheds on 5 November? Or wondering what the best firework to lose an eye to is? Here's a handy guide to Bonfire Night for anyone with absolutely nothing better to do for the next two minutes.

This Is The End: The Guestlist

Simon Thompson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

For those who don't know, This Is The End is a pant-wettingly funny comedy about a number of Hollywood stars - Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson plus a host of celebrity mates - who get together to attend a party at James Franco's Los Angeles home.

Radio 1 Is Chris Morris' Biggest Joke Ever

Gareth Ellis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Gareth Ellis

The genius behind this massive endeavour is Chris Morris, who orchestrated it all from his lavish secret office under BBC Broadcasting House.

Best GIFs Of The Week From The Huffington Post UK Picture Desk

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland, Matthew Tucker and Tahira Mirza | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

The best GIFS of the week from the last seven days includes previously unseen Star Wars bloopers, an adorable crying baby that will melt your heart, T...